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Page 1 of 2The new BMW 5 Series Security.
Source: BMW Group
Armoured Vehicle Solutions. World premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show
The BMW 5 Series has proved to be a class-leading saloon and things have been taken to higher level with the introduction of a very special variant, the BMW 5 Series Security (ballistic protection level B4).
The BMW 5 Series Security successfully rounded off BMW’s existing range of Security vehicles consisting of the BMW 760Li / 745Li High Security and the BMW X5 Security. Both BMW 7 Series models are High Security vehicles complying with the requirements of the ballistic protection level B6//B7. The BMW X5 Security and the new BMW 5 Series Security meet the requirements of the ballistic protection level B4.
With the BMW X5 Security, BMW successfully brought to market the first armoured SAV that has attracted many customers owing to its superior on- and off-road capabilities. With the launch of the 5 Series Security, BMW is now offering an armoured saloon in the premium segment of the upper midrange. Boasting sporting performance and motoring comfort combined with exclusive equipment options and state-of-the-art security technology, this Security vehicle caters for the needs of the most discerning customers worldwide.
Two engine variants available.
In building Security and High Security vehicles, BMW’s engineers give particular significance not only to ballistic security, but also to the vehicles’ dynamic qualities and performance, which must be more or less of the same standard as with the production models.
This is why the BMW 5 Series will be available with a choice of two engine variants: an eight-cylinder engine developing a maximum output of 270 kW/367 bhp (BMW 550i) and a six-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 190 kW/258 bhp (BMW 530i).
The BMW 5 Series Security is BMW’s answer to growing violence and criminal threats involving carjacking and kidnapping in Latin and South America, parts of South-East Asia and the Middle East, as well as some states of the former Soviet Union. This kind of crime committed on the road and often out of pure coincidence is not a direct attempt at the occupants’ life. Rather, the perpetrators seek to steal valuables inside the vehicle or, indeed, the entire car.